Fitness Australia and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victoria University are working together to provide monthly research updates about the current research within the physical activity, health and exercise science fields.
‘Who let the dogs out: the relationship between dog walking and physical activity among adolescents ’23-Feb-2016
Dog walking among adolescents: Correlates and contribution to physical activity
Balance training for older adults (aged 65+ years) has established beneficial effects of markers of functional status including improved postural control and mobility.
Why they did it? Research has identified that regular physical activity during pregnancy has many health benefits including, improved cardiometabo...
Title: Muscle-Strengthening and Conditioning Activities and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study in Two Cohorts of US WomenAuthors: Gr&osla...
The effects of behavioural counselling on strength training participation: results from an Australian community-based exercise intervention19-Oct-2015
Experimental studies have shown that strength training (ST) improves the ability of muscles to metabolise glucose (sugar). This is important because high levels of glucose result in increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
There is strong evidence showing that regular physical activity and exercise participation is beneficial for a wide range of health-related outcomes. An intriguing aspect of exercise science is the fact that that every individual may adapt to an exercise stimulus differently.
Studies have shown that exercise and physical activity during pregnancy leads to better health for both the expecting mother and unborn child. These include a healthier birth weight and a reduced risk of gestational diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and depression/anxiety.